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IHRDA’s Statement on the Annulment of Results of The Gambia’s Presidential Election by Out-going President on 9 December 2016

Banjul, 13 December 2016 On 1 December 2016, Gambians went to the polls and voted in the country’s Presidential Election. On 2 December 2016, the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of The Gambia announced that the independent candidate Mr Adama Barrow had won the election. The out-going President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeated on […]

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Joint Statement by IHRDA & Equality Now @ the 28th Ordinary Session of the ACERWC

Re: Discriminatort Policy agaisnt Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Banjul, 24 Oct 2016 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Equality Now jointly seeks to bring the attention of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to the policy of the government of Sierra Leone that prevents pregnant girls from […]

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Press Release: IHRDA & MDT sue Republic of Guinea before ECOWAS Court concerning death of refugee in custody

Banjul, 23 September 2016 Thursday, 22 September 2016, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Guinea-based non-governmental organization Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous (MDT) filed another suit against the Republic of Guinea before the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (the ECOWAS Court). The suit […]

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IHRDA’s Statement at the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – 2 May, 2016 Honourable Chairperson and members of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, I thank you for this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the 27th Ordinary Session. The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) wishes to draw […]

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Statement by IHRDA on the allegations of torture and ill-treatment following the protests of 14th and 16th April, 2016 in the Republic of The Gambia

18 April 2016 The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is concerned about reports in the media that, following the protests of 14 April, 2016 and 16 April, 2016, in the Republic of The Gambia, several individuals who took part in a peaceful demonstration in Banjul have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, […]

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Statement of IHRDA on implementation of the African Commission’s decision in Communication 292/04, IHRDA / Angola at the 58th Ordinary Session of the Commission

Madam Chairperson and honourable Commissioners, In 2004, IHRDA filed a communication on behalf of Mr Esmaila Connateh and 13 other Gambians deported from Angola in March, April and May of 2004, together with an estimated 126,247 other foreigners. They were expelled under a government programme called Operaçao Brilhante, whose aim was to rid the mining […]

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